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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Urology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,994Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$492K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,070 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$454K

2014

$493K

2015

$492K

2016

Number of Claims

6,235

2014

6,825

2015

6,994

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
FINASTERIDE 1,547

prescriptions, 22% of all prescriptions

1,530

prescriptions.

282

patients, 26% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 1,457

prescriptions, 21% of all prescriptions

1,368

prescriptions.

280

patients, 26% of all patients

ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 630

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 302

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 291

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

136

patients, 13% of all patients

A
CEPHALEXIN 287

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

120

patients, 11% of all patients

A
MYRBETRIQ 265

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

RAPAFLO 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN* 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

A
VESICARE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LEVOFLOXACIN 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TOVIAZ 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Oct. 23, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.